Education Recordings About Games and Gimmicks

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Collection
Author
Barry Clasper (barry@clasper.ca)
Last Update
2022-01-23 21:38:53
Description

Looking for ideas on how to make an event a bit different or introduce some "out of the square"-type fun? These educational recordings discuss the use of games and/or gimmicks to spice up an evening. Unless otherwise marked, the recordings are all audio. The sessions are listed in reverse date order (most recent first).

2016 Keeping It Fresh
2016 CALLERLAB Convention, Norfolk, VA Keeping It Fresh (Keeping Them Coming) Moderator, Jack Pladdys and Panelist, Corben Geis. Panel will discuss how to utilize games, themes, strategies for keeping a regular club night fresh and interesting.
2013 Games
2013 CALLERLAB Convention, Raleigh, NC Games Moderator, Bear Miller and Panelists, Clark Baker, and Jerry Helt. Add a little spice to the dance by utilizing unique games to entertain the dancers. Games are especially useful to club callers wanting to provide something different to their regular club dances without over challenging those dancers interested in something amusing, different and entertaining. This panel brings a youthful presentation of various games that can be played as part of the dance fun.
2012 Games
2012 CALLERLAB Conv Games Moderator, Bear Miller and Panelists, Randy Dougherty, Jerry Jestin, and Jerry Helt. Add a little spice to the dance by utilizing unique games to entertain the dancers. Games are especially useful to club callers wanting to provide something different to their regular club dances without over challenging those dancers interested in something amusing, different, and entertaining. This panel brings a youthful presentation of various games that can be played as part of the dance fun.
2011 Games
2011 CALLERLAB Convention, Las Vegas, NV Games Moderator, Clark Baker and Panelists, Vernon Jones, and Bear Miller: Add a little spice to the dance by utilizing unique games to entertain the dancers. Games are especially useful to club callers wanting to provide something different to their regular club dances without over challenging those dancers interested in something amusing, different and entertaining. This panel brings a youthful presentation of various games that can be played as part of the dance fun.
2011 Games Dance (video)
2011 CALLERLAB Conv. Las Vegas, NV Games Dance Excerpts from a dance demonstrating various square dance “games” that can be used to entertain dancers (e.g. 9-pin, barstool dancing, dancing in shoeboxes, etc.)
2010 Games
2010 CALLERLAB Conv Niagara Falls, NY Games Moderator Clark Baker and Panelists Corbin Geis, Vernon Jones, and Bear Miller - Add a little spice to the dance by utilizing unique games to entertain the dancers. Games are especially useful to club callers wanting to provide something different to their regular club dances without over challenging those dancers interested in something amusing, different and entertaining. This panel brings a youthful presentation of various games that can be played as part of the dance fun.
2006 Gimmicks
2006 CALLERLAB Convention,Charlotte, NC Gimmicks Moderator, Clark Baker, and Panelist - Randy Dougherty - Gimmick choreography can provide variety, interest, challenge, and entertainment to your calling. There are serious pitfalls, however, when using this type of choreography. This session will include discussion of how gimmicks can be used effectively and some of the pitfalls to look out for. Questions to be answered include: what is a gimmick, when are gimmicks appropriate, are there bad gimmicks, what are the risks to using gimmicks, and are there categories of gimmicks. While the panel will provide some examples, we are also looking for audience participation, both in sharing gimmicks and in dancing them.
2006 Outside The Square
2006 CALLERLAB Convention, Charlotte, NC, Dance - Outside the Square MC - Dick Mazziotti This year we would like to provide dances which are "Outside the Square". This dance will include some "Outside the Square" theme tips. The possibilities for ideas are almost endless and include such ideas as "Horsing Around", Various Gimmicks, "Elastic Squares", some type of competition, and others. We hope this dance will provide you with some ideas for your calling to help you call "Outside the Square."
2005 Gimmicks BOF
2005 CALLERLAB Conv Louisville, KY Gimmicks BOF Moderator, Clark Baker - Gimmicks -- Clark Baker will present his views on Gimmick choreography. Questions to be answered include: what is a gimmick, when are gimmicks appropriate, are there bad gimmicks, what are the risks to using gimmicks, and are there categories of gimmicks. While Clark will provide some examples, we are looking for audience participation, both in gimmicks and in dancing them.
2005 Hexagon Squares BOF
2005 CALLERLAB Conv Louisville, KY Hexagon Squares BOF Clark Baker - Moderator - Think outside the square! Clark Baker will present two approaches to allowing 6 couples to dance in the shape of a hexagon while still performing their usual rectilinear calls. Everything will be taught, and there will be dancing. Come for your own entertainment or to learn a gimmick for your dancers. This is not rectangle dancing (4 heads and 2 sides), it is hexagon dancing (3 heads and 3 sides)
2004 Surprise Resolution BOF
2004 CALLERLAB Convention, Reno NV, Surprise Resolution Moderator Jerry Jestin - This session will be of special interest to callers who are intrigued by surprise or "gimmick" get-outs. These specialty choreographic tools can provide variety, fun, and challenge to the dancers. The session will include advice on selecting material that dancers can accomplish successfully. If you are interested in learning more about this side of calling, plan to attend.